The BSRIA reports showed that Kensa’s market position grew from 6-10 per cent in 2011, to 21-25 per cent in 2012 and indicated Kensa to be the only heat pump manufacturer to have increasing sales in 2012, with all remaining companies remaining stationary or decreasing their market share.
Kensa’s managing director, Simon Lomax, said: “To double sales at a time when the overall ground source heat pump market remained static is a proud moment and recognition of the company’s unrivalled ability to manufacture outstanding products for the UK market. In 2012, Kensa not only delivered the country’s largest ever ground source heat pump retrofit project for Yarlington Housing Group, but also launched the innovative Shoebox heat pump, which is ideally suited for new build developments. Kensa fully expects to retain its market leading position.
“After many delays, and much frustration, industry is expecting DECC to finally introduce the Renewable Heat Incentive for domestic installations. We also expect to see a realignment of the Phase One tariff covering commercial installations. Provided tariff levels are set appropriately, there should be a long overdue and very welcome boost to market interest and Kensa is ideally positioned to work with its installation partners to satisfy this demand.”